Monday, 17 October 2016

Christmas Card – by Jeanine de Bruyn
C90 Christmas Snow Collection




Requirements – 1 sheet Santas Wreath C90 008
                             1 sheet Snow Family C90 001
                             Red Cardstock
                             A straw
                             White and Silver Ribbons

Directions – Cut your red Cardstock to measure 29 x 14cm and scallop all of the edges. From the Santa’s Wreath paper (I used the back of the paper) cut a piece 12x18cm and from the Snow Family paper cut one of the Happy Holidays strips. Fold the red cardstock in half this will be the base of your card. Glue the 12x18cm piece to the card overlapping onto the back of the card.

Glue the Happy Holidays strip to the top of the card. From the Snow Family paper cut out two of the father Christmas wreaths and from the same paper cut out some squares to make presents for under the tree.

Cut your straw to about 9cm, tie the white and silver ribbons to the straw alternating the colours and sizes of the ribbons. Cut the ribbons to resemble a tree shape. I add small silver ‘bling’ to decorate the tree.

Glue the tree to the middle of the card slightly more to the top of the card as you will need to leave place for the presents at the bottom of the card.
Add one of the Santa wreaths you cut out to the top of the tree and the other to the back of the card in the middle of the overlapping paper.

Glue one of the presents to the bottom of the tree (to cover the bottom of the straw) using a little bit of foam tape to lift it. Glue the rest of the presents to the bottom of the card, add some ribbon and strips of paper to decorate the presents. To finish off the card I went around the scallops of the card with a white pen.

Happy Holiday crafting everyone!




C90 Christmas Snow Collection
Card
by Ewelina Gryglak



For this card you will need:

Carder’s Pack MC90 001A
Stencil DS 059 C90 range
Chipboard die-cut SEASON OF JOY DC90 004
Other: clear gesso, texture paste, green mica powder, red glitter acrylic ink, white acrylic ink

Instructions:

STEP 1:
On Silhouette, out of two different papers from the Carder’s Pack MC90 001A cut mistletoe branches to use as embellishments.

STEP 2:
The white wood side of the card will be your base (you can glue it on a card to make it sturdier). To make sure the wet mediums don’t soak through the page, prime it with a layer of clear matte gesso (that will make it waterproof but will not fade out the original paper design).

STEP 3:
Using the acrylic inks, paint the Chipboard die-cut SEASON OF JOY DC90 004 – use red for the phrase, Santa’s hat and the bow; paint the rest white.

STEP 3:
Mix texture paste with green mica powder, run it through the Stencil DS 059 C90 range. Once almost dry, dust the mica powder it and leave to dry completely. Sprinkle red and white acrylic inks all over the card.

STEP 4:
Attach the mistletoe branches across the page using glue; mount the chipboard on top.

Your card is ready!





C90 Christmas Snow Collection
Tags
by Ewelina Gryglak


For this tag you will need:

Snow Stockings paper C90 006
Carder’s Pack MC90 001A
Sticker set ST90 001
FabScraps Crimson Weave cardstock CC 016
Chipboard die-cut THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS DC90 002
Stencil DS 060 C90 range
Other products:  clear matte gesso, texture paste, green mica powder, red Brusho powder, red glitter, red and white acrylic inks, double-sided foam tape, glue


Instructions:

STEP 1:
Your base is a tag made from FabScraps Crimson Weave cardstock CC 016. From Postcards paper C86 004 (music notes), cut out a smaller rectangle that you will glue onto the base tag (you can distress its edges, like I did). This is your first layer.

STEP 2:
Mix texture paste with red Brusho powder and red glitter and run it through the Stencil DS 060 C90 range.

STEP 3:
On Silhouette, from the papers from the Carder’s Pack MC90 001A, cut mistletoe florals to use as embellishments.

STEP 4:
Cut the Chipboard die-cut THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS DC90 002 out of its frame and paint with white acrylic ink. Once dry, ‘watercolour’ the phrase with green mica powder mixed with water, and paint the hat and stocking with red ink. Leave to dry.

STEP 5:
Attach the Santa sticker from Sticker set ST90 001 to white card and fussy cut.

STEP 6:
Layer your cut outs and die-cuts. Attach using glue and double-sided foam tape.


Your gift tag is ready!





Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Baby Girl Tag by Dana Tatar
C89 Sweet Baby Collection




To create this tag you will need:

Sweet Baby Playtime (C89 003)
Sweet Baby Vintage Prams (C89 004)
Sweet Baby Card Kit (MC89 001)
Sweet Baby Pram Chipboard (DC89 008)
Sweet Baby Animal Blocks Chipboard - B (DC89 010)
Sweet Baby Unisex Baby Clear Stickers (ST89 001)
FabScraps 12x12 Cardstock - Blush Rough (CC 022)
FabScraps Pink Pearls
FabScraps Silver Coat Hanger Embellishment (E7 145)
Scallop Circle Die
Cardstock Tags (1 Medium, 1 Small)
White Cardstock
Ribbon (Pink, White)
Cording (Cream)
Metal Safety Pin
Pink Floral Stick Pins
Dye Ink (Brown)
Acrylic Paint (White)
Glitter Glue (Pink)
Pearl Pen (White)

Directions:

1. Cut the Vintage Prams and Playtime patterned papers to fit a medium and small cardstock tag. Apply brown dye ink to the edges of the tags. Attach the smaller tag to the right side of the medium tag.

2. Cut a piece of Blush Rough cardstock with a scallop circle die. Apply brown dye ink to the edges of the die-cut. Glue the scallop circle die-cut to the center of the medium tag.

3. Glue a pink pram die-cut from the card kit onto a pram chipboard piece. Apply brown die ink to the edges of the chipboard embellishment. Cut a baby girl image from the Playtime patterned paper and glue it into the opening of the pram. Glue pink pearls over the holes in the canopy of the pram chipboard embellishment. Apply pink glitter glue to the hearts on the pram. Glue the pram chipboard embellishment to the center of the scallop die-cut.

4. Glue the bunny animal block die-cut from the card kit onto the corresponding piece of animal block chipboard.  Apply brown dye ink to the edges of the chipboard embellishment. Apply pink glitter glue to the "B" on the block. Glue a small pink ribbon to the bunny. Tie a small length of pink ribbon through the hole in the top of the chipboard. Glue the bunny block embellishment to the center of the smaller tag.

5. Apply the Baby Girl Clear Sticker to a piece of white cardstock. Cut the sticker from the cardstock and attach it through the spokes of the pram using a small metal safety pin.

6. Loop a length of wide white crinkle ribbon through the holes on the tops of the cardstock tags and tie into a bow. Insert  two pink floral stick pins through the loops and tails of the ribbon to hold the bow in place.

7. Use a piece of cream cording to tie the silver coat hanger embellishment through the hole on the top of the medium tag.

8. For a shabby finish, accent the tag with a white pearl pen and white acrylic paint.


So Proud Shaker Journal by Dana Tatar
C89 Sweet Baby Collection



To create this album you will need:

Sweet Baby Pretty Girl (C89 001)
Sweet Baby ABC Blocks (C89 002)
Sweet Baby Vintage Prams (C89 004)
Sweet Baby Baby Milestone Pins Clear Stickers (ST89 002)
So Proud! Chipboard Word and Clear Packaging(DC89 003)
FabScraps Hand Painted Wood Buttons (BE1 006)
Wood Star Journal
Jute String (White)
Ribbon (Pink)
Sequins (Pink)
Chalk Ink (Pink)
Dye Ink (Brown)
Glaze

Directions:

1. Use a pencil to trace around the album covers onto ABC Blocks and Vintage Prams patterned paper. Cut the designs out and apply brown dye ink to the edges of the paper. Glue the Vintage Prams pattern to the inside of the back journal cover and ABC Blocks to the outside of the back journal cover. To create the shaker on the front cover, cut two pieces of clear packaging to fit over the star shape. Glue a piece of clear packaging to the inside of the front cover. Glue the piece of Vintage Prams patterned paper onto the inside of the front cover. Flip the album cover over and fill the star shape with pink sequins and hearts cut from the Pretty Girl patterned paper. Glue the second piece of clear packaging over the star shape on the front over. Glue the piece of ABC Blocks patterned paper to the front cover.

2. Apply pink chalk ink to the So Proud! Chipboard Word. Add a coat of glaze and let dry. Glue the word onto the bottom of the journal cover.

3. Thread pieces of jute string through 3 wood buttons. Tie the strings into bows. Attach the buttons to the front cover of the journal.

4. Embellish the white pages of the journal with images cut from the Pretty Girl patterned paper and with Baby Milestone Pins Clear Stickers.


5. Assemble the journal and secure together with metal c-rings. Tie a pink bow around one of the metal c-rings. 





C89 Sweet Baby Collection Card 

by Bev Code





I used C89 Sweet Baby Collection from Fab Scraps to create this super cute but easy card. The collection has a great mix of blues or pinks for both boy and girl projects. Be sure to visit the Blog where you can view lots of amazing projects using Fab Scraps Collections.

FOR THIS CARD YOU WILL NEED:
Supply List:
Paper: C89 Sweet Baby Collection
Sticker: ST89 002 Easy peel off sticker
Other: cardstock, card base, envelope, buttons, ink


INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP #1: Pull all the papers and accents you hope to use... plus some? and your card base or make your own out of cardstock...just remember to make cards the size of standard envelopes.

STEP #2: For this card I chose to cut the papers and picked some cute boy images that could cut the same size to fit across my card

STEP #3: I chose to mat everything to get the many layers and colours.

STEP #4: I got the 3 photos matted and matted the base layer.

STEP #5: I cut a coordinating pattern paper for a contrasting border.

STEP #6: I put my sticker sentiment onto a white cardstock base and hand cut it out, I also matted it to fit the rest of the card.


STEP #7: Buttons accents finished it off perfectly.
C89 Sweet Baby Collection 
Card 
by Bev Code



I used C89 Sweet Baby Collection from Fab Scraps to create this super cute but easy card. The collection has a great mix of blues or pinks for both boy and girl projects. Be sure to visit the Blog where you can view lots of amazing projects using Fab Scraps Collections.

FOR THIS CARD YOU WILL NEED:
Supply List:
Paper: C89 Sweet Baby, MC89 001A card kit
Stickers: ST 89002, ST 89 001
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Other: cardstock, twine, metal accent, brads, hole punch, card base and envelope


INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP #1: pull the pieces from the collection that you plan to work with... papers and accents



STEP #2: I sized the papers and cut them to fit a standard card base. The cardstock border is punched ready to add some trim and accent.



STEP #3: I wrapped the twine through the punches and then added a metal star and tied it off.



STEP #4: I then put the rest of card together and added the super cute stickers to complete my card.



STEP #5: Apply the card front to the card base.... write your verse inside and it's done. Now wasn't that easy?






Friday, 7 October 2016

Peace On Earth Card by Dana Tatar
C90 Christmas Snow Collection



To create this card you will need:

Christmas Snow Stockings and Bells (C90 005)
Christmas Snow Dear Santa (C90 007)
Christmas Snow Peace on Earth Chipboard Word (DC90 003)
Christmas Snow Bells and Ribbon Chipboard (DC09 010)
FabScraps 12x12 Cardstock - Blue Passion Weave (CC 017)
FabScraps White Satin Ribbon Roses
Satin Ribbon (White)
Silver Bells
Scallop Circle Die
Chalk Ink (Blue)
Dye Ink (Brown)
Liquid Pearls (Red, Platinum Pearl)
Glaze
Acrylic Paint (White)

Directions:

1. Cut and fold an A2 size card base from the Blue Passion Weave cardstock. Cut a 4 x 5.25 inch piece from the Stockings and Bells patterned paper, apply brown dye ink to the edges, and attach to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white satin ribbon twice the length of the card. Fold the ribbon in half and attach to the front of the card.

2. Use a scallop circle die to cut a piece of Stockings and Bells patterned paper. Attach to the top center of the card, red diamond side up.

3. Cut a wreath from the Dear Santa patterned paper. Glue white satin ribbon roses around the wreath. Apply glaze over the berries on the wreath. Let dry. Attach the wreath to the center of the die-cut scallop circle.

4. Color the Peace On Earth Chipboard Word with blue chalk ink. Apply a layer of glaze to the chipboard and let dry. Glue the chipboard word into the center of the wreath.

5. Color the Bells and Ribbon chipboard with Liquid Pearls. Let dry. Tie two silver bells around the center of the chipboard embellishment. Glue the embellishment to the bottom of the wreath.


6. For a frosty finish, apply white acrylic paint to the edges of the card. Splatter the entire card with watered-down white acrylic paint.



C87 Journey in Time Collection Tag by Bev Code




FOR THIS TAG YOU WILL NEED:
Supply List:
Other: metal accent, twine, ink, Memory Box die, ribbons

INSTRUCTIONS:
STEPS #1: Pull the papers, accents and the chipboard. Cut the tag base shape.


STEP #2:  Start by colouring your chipboard. I use copic markers on mine. Cut layers and pieces to fit the tag size. I put a background under the chipboard for more colour.


STEP #3: I added some stenciling to the background piece... but then decided to add yet another darker mat to background.. so double shaped background.  Using a few of the shaped accents.. the luggage tag and the airplane along with the metal accent.... lay things onto the base and decide on placement.

STEP #4: Notice the corner die cut circles on the purple checked paper... adds more texture and depth. Matted it with darker plain paper so the colours would pop.


STEP #5: Assemble the pieces in layers. 


STEP #6: Just remember you can add a little or a lot... your choice .. just remember have fun when creating. Lastly tie off the top with ribbons.


Here are the 2 close up views to show the details.


Thanks for joining me today. 





C86 Mother Earth Collection Card 
by Bev Code




FOR THIS CARD YOU WILL NEED:
Paper: C86 Mother Nature Collection, 007 Berrylicious, 002 Botanical Bulb
Chipboard: CD86 015
Markers: copic
Sketch: Feeling Sketchy
Other: cardstock, mini 8 punch, twine, flower, alpha label

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP #1: When creating cards with or without a sketch I like to grab the paper collection and pull at least 3-5 papers that coordinate leaving my options open as I go along. If there are matching accents I pull them too or have paper options that allow punching or making accents too.

STEP #2: For this card I started again with a single sheet background to make mounting to the full card base later easier.  On this one I started with the full striped sheet matted with cardstock. I used the mini 8 punch to create the circular punched background and it was matted so the punched edge would pop with colour.

STEP #3: Next I cut both the tags and sentiment pennant sized to fit the central section of the punch circle. 

STEP #4: Twine was added to the tags and sentiment added to the pennant and matted.



STEP #5: Now using the chipboard accents I coloured them using copic markers. They were clustered together and a flower added to finish the extra accents.


This was very simple and easy but it's the rich elegant papers and colours that make the whole card pop.



Thursday, 6 October 2016

C85 Shabby Rose Collection 
Thanks Card 
by Bev Code




FOR THIS CARD YOU WILL NEED:

Paper: C85 Shabby Rose Collection
Sketch: Feeling Sketchy
Punch: Fiskars chevron
Other: Cardstock, SRM stickers, stickers

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INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP #1: I am using a full cardstock card base, a single sheet cardstock base for the front and lots of C85 Shabby Rose Collection print papers to layer and make different shapes and borders.

STEP #2: The background is a pattern with lots of rows of pattern paper. I then cut 6 sided hexagon shape and matted it following a Feeling Sketchy sketch. You however can design anyway you like.


STEP #3: I punched some hexagons using floral print part of the papers and some plain card stock accent colours.
 STEP #4: Using some of the strips in the one pattern paper I cut a strip accent and then added SRM stitch stickers or use real machine stitching or use pen and doodle our own… lots of options. 
  
STEP #5: using SRM sentiment sticker I used light paper from the collection to adhere to and trimmed around it… then popped it up for depth and dimension. 

STEP #6: using 3D stash stickers with fun colours that matched the paper collection my card is done. You can use a little or a lot… so many options when creating.